Schwarzenegger to take part in Vancouver torch relay

Arnold Schwarzenegger will hand the Olympic torch off to Sebastian Coe on Friday morning, the day of the opening ceremony at the Vancouver Games.

The California governor and the two-time Olympic gold medalist were revealed Monday as torch relay participants along with several other famous Canadians, including the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky.

John Furlong, the CEO of the Vancouver organizing committee, says the organizers want "to have a big finish."

Besides Walter Gretzky, other notable relay runners include astronaut Julie Payette, singer Jann Arden and former hockey player Richard Brodeur.